The 10 Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant Salads (Slideshow)

Think you’re ‘just’ having a salad? Think again
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This salad contains romaine and iceberg lettuce, fried chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, bacon, vermicelli, a couple other veggies, and honey mustard dressing.

Calories: 960
Fat: 62 grams
Saturated Fat: 17 grams
Sodium: 1,770 milligrams

10) Uno’s Chicago Grill: Honey Crisp Chicken Salad

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This salad contains romaine and iceberg lettuce, fried chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, bacon, vermicelli, a couple other veggies, and honey mustard dressing.

Calories: 960
Fat: 62 grams
Saturated Fat: 17 grams
Sodium: 1,770 milligrams

9) Longhorn Steakhouse: Grilled Chicken Winter Brie Salad

This salad contains winter field greens, chunks of fried brie, dried cherries, red onions, mandarin oranges, and blackberry vinaigrette.

Calories: 990
Fat: 51 grams
Saturated Fat: 14 grams
Sodium: 2,480 milligrams

8) Denny’s: Fried Chicken Strips Cobb Salad with Bread

This salad tops spring mix with bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, hard-boiled eggs, fried potato sticks, and strips of fried chicken.

Calories: 1,060
Fat: 56 grams
Saturated Fat: 15 grams
Sodium: 2040 milligrams

7) Ruby Tuesday: Carolina Chicken Salad

This salad contains mixed lettuce, fried chicken tenders, peas, cheddar cheese, bacon, croutons, veggies, and almonds.

Calories: 1,091
Fat: 47 grams
Sodium: 1,182 milligrams

6) Hard Rock Café: Haystack Chicken Salad

This salad contains mixed greens, veggies, shredded cheese, fried chicken, ranch dressing, spiced pecans, and fried tortilla strips.

Calories: 1,103

5) Applebee’s: Oriental Chicken Salad

This perennial favorite contains greens, fried noodles, almonds, fried chicken, and vinaigrette. It’s also available in half-size portions.

Calories: 1,390
Fat: 98 grams
Saturated Fat: 15 grams
Sodium: 1,610 milligrams

4) Chili’s: Quesadilla Explosion Salad

With a name like that, you can expect that this one won’t be exactly healthy. This platter of marinated chicken, cheese, corn relish, cilantro, tomato, fried tortilla strips, and chili-ranch dressing is also served with wedges of cheese quesadillas to make this a full-on calorie explosion.

Calories: 1,440
Fat: 96 grams
Saturated Fat: 29 grams
Sodium: 2,970 milligrams

3) Houlihan’s: Buffalo Bleu Salad

For this salad, fried chicken tenders are tossed in Buffalo wing sauce then mixed with bacon, veggies, pecans, pepper jack, crumbled blue cheese, fried tortilla strips, and garlic ranch dressing.

Calories: 1,452
Fat: 100 grams
Saturated Fat: 29 grams
Sodium: 3,038 milligrams

2) Tony Roma’s: Chipotle Salmon Salad

This salad tops greens, fried tortilla strips, onions, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, and tomato pesto with a grilled salmon filet and a cheese quesadilla.

Calories: 1,528
Fat: 88 grams
Saturated Fat: 38 grams
Sodium: 2,295 milligrams

1) IHOP: Chicken and Spinach Salad

For a salad with a chart-topping amount of fat and calories, the name certainly sounds benign. This salad contains chicken and spinach, sure, but the chicken is fried and it also contains bacon, cheese, hard-boiled egg, and a honey-mustard dressing, with garlic bread on the side, and it contains as many calories as three Big Macs.

Calories: 1,560
Fat: 112 grams
Saturated Fat: 30 grams
Sodium: 2,660 milligrams